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BOL Poll: Favorite video games of all time?

by robstak / March 23, 2008 2:19 PM PDT

Not neccesarily the most popular, just your favorites... any platform... pong? gameboy tetris? minesweeper? big buck hunter? loi.

For me: Quake 2, Halo 2, MarioKart, Rock Band.

-dr. karl Happy

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A few...
by skellener / March 23, 2008 2:46 PM PDT

Flashback (Sega Genesis), The Wipeout Series (PS1), Oddworld (PS1), The Halo Series (XBOX+360), Burnout 3 Takedown (XBOX), Portal (360)

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by zoredache / March 23, 2008 2:49 PM PDT

FF7,Lego Star Wars, Oblivion.

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I approve of this topic :)
by navsimpson / March 23, 2008 10:42 PM PDT

For me... Super Mario 64, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Gears of War, Half-Life. Oh and Wing Commander II.

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by joedelco / March 23, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

Prince of Persia (Old PC game - played in 1991), Metroid and Super Metroid (NES, SuperNES, and Wii), Gran Turismo 1,2,3,4 (PS1 and PS2)

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Good at being bad
by glistam108 / March 24, 2008 1:00 AM PDT

The "Thief" series, and the "Hitman" series, PC only. Rather self-explanatory names, eh? Replay value is one of my preferred attributes.

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A couple games I remember really enjoying
by / March 24, 2008 1:07 AM PDT

Mafia and Max Payne 2 (PC). While perhaps not the most meaningful games, I did have a lot of fun playing them.

Have to mention Civilization IV and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 as well..

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(NT) mega man II and mario kart 64...end of thread.
by kwahhn / March 24, 2008 1:28 AM PDT
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My Picks
by PressAnyKey / March 24, 2008 3:29 AM PDT

Unreal Tournament 2004, Team Fortress 2, Elite Force, Wing Commander III, Half Life I and II... and Galaga!

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by Renegade Knight / March 24, 2008 5:00 AM PDT

The Panzer General Series.
The Splinter Cell Series.
The Knights of the Old Republic Series.

Lots of also rans, but that's the top 3.

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Quake 2 !!
by Slikkster / March 24, 2008 6:19 AM PDT

Dr. Karl, here's something we can agree upon! Are you aware that there's a thriving Quake 2 community at I know, it's a dopey name, but they have a bunch of servers and TONS of new maps! If you do play at Tastyspleen already, let me know your nic. I use the same one as here, with a couple of others when I'm testing config files or whatever.

As I said, there are many, many cool maps. (I'm assuming you haven't been there; if so, apologies.) Get all the maps in zip form here:

Download them to your baseq2 folder, but make sure you tell the zip program to "preserve directory paths", as these will unzip into their appropriate sub-folders.

Now, once you have all the maps, fire up quake 2 and at the command line, just type "connect" without quotes. You'll be connected to the "DM" server by default, but once you're in that server, you can type "goto" (no quotes) and hit enter and you'll see a list of other servers and the current players that are there. If you see one you like, just type in the server name at the command line, like:

goto vanilla


goto railz


Quake 2, to me, is still a very cool multiplayer game. Let me know if you're going to go, or if you're already there!

One more thing: If you don't already use it, you'll see messages about not being able to execute the "nocheat" client. Some people use it, some don't. I don't. I use R1Q2, myself.

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is quake 2 free?
by mementh / March 24, 2008 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Quake 2 !!

is quake 2 free?

I know they open sourced quake 3 or something.. but what about 2?

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omg awesome
by robstak / March 24, 2008 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Quake 2 !!

Of all the games I've EVER played, I've played Quake2 BY FAR more than any other... the only other game that even comes close is Halo2.

It was the first game I played online against other people and the experience was mind-blowing.

I can't believe there's still a community, I'm gonna have to get on that bizznatch!

Wanton Gibs, baby!
-dr. karl

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Cool deal
by Slikkster / March 24, 2008 7:58 PM PDT
In reply to: omg awesome

That maps zip file I linked for ya is huge, so that will give you an indication of how many new maps there are. Half the fun will be just getting to know your way around them. I still run into new ones at that sever (the maps just download automatically if you don't have them).

If you just want to get your feet wet again, you can "goto" the "vanilla" server once you're connected to The vanilla is all the original maps only. So, again, install the maps, then open the game. Go to the command console and enter "connect". Once there, if you want to just to feel your way around with the original maps, go to the console again and type: goto vanilla <enter> and you'll be transported to the Vanilla server! You can switch between any of their servers that way. Just type "goto" and enter for the list of servers and who's there.

Anyway, hope to see ya there.

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Without a doubt
by satoauto / March 24, 2008 7:12 AM PDT

The Tex Murphy series for PC.

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by FredAgain / March 24, 2008 9:30 AM PDT

I don't play as much as I used to, but a few that I was hooked on

Baldur's Gate
Civilization II
Archon on my the Atari 800

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(NT) Age of Empires? Starcraft, Diablo anyone?
by robstak / March 24, 2008 9:41 AM PDT
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Out of those three. . .
by rar31 / March 25, 2008 8:39 AM PDT

I prefer Age of Empires II and III. Age of Empires one was okay, I really enjoyed part II and like part III even more thanks to the expansion packs and innovative game play.

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I have a favorite from every system that I've owned
by rar31 / March 25, 2008 8:36 AM PDT

I've had the pleasure of owning a N64, Gameboy Advanced SP, Psone, PS2, PSP, and Xbox.

For each I've had a favorite game:

N64: Super Mario 64
Gameboy Advanced: Super Mario Bros. 4
Psone: a tie between Driver 2 and Gran Turismo 2
PS2: tie between Gran Turismo 3&4 and the SOCOM Series
PSP: Starwars Battlefront II
Xbox: A tie between Halo, Halo 2, Forza Motorsport, and 007 Everything or Nothing (I really like all of these games! I can't decide, but I think I'm leaning most toward Halo 2)

My favorite computer game is Freelancer

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First Computer
by Pocketfox8 / March 25, 2008 10:07 PM PDT

My first computer (at home) was a commodore. I can't even be sure of the model, but literally if you typed your name it would take up almost half the screen. This computer came with a game where you would catch cherries that fell from the sky.
My first computer (at school) was a apple macintosh.

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by Pocketfox8 / March 25, 2008 10:08 PM PDT
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Ended up posting my first computer in the video game thread.
For me, the only video game that takes first place in my heart is GALAGA.

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(NT) (NT) That's a Vic 20
by PressAnyKey / March 25, 2008 10:12 PM PDT
In reply to: First Computer
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Sorry I'm late to the party...
by ibcrandy-2120454356981420 / March 27, 2008 9:30 AM PDT

Favorite games of all time in no particular order:
Final Fantasy 2
Final Fantasy Tactics
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Diablo II
Star Control II
Evercrack, er, I mean Everquest
Civilization IV
Blaster Master (old NES game)
Discs of Tron (which just came to Xbox Live! Woohoo!)

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